20 episodes

The Public Health Power Hour from Vital Strategies looks at how the world around us shapes our health, and how we can shape our environments so that everyone, everywhere has the potential for great health.

Vital Strategies is a global public health organization that seeks to accelerate progress on the world’s most pressing health problems. Our team combines evidence-based strategies with innovation to help develop and implement sound public health policies, manage programs efficiently, strengthen data systems, conduct research, and design strategic communication campaigns for policy and behavior change.

To find out more, please visit www.vitalstrategies.org.

Public Health Power Hour Vital Strategies

    • Health & Fitness
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The Public Health Power Hour from Vital Strategies looks at how the world around us shapes our health, and how we can shape our environments so that everyone, everywhere has the potential for great health.

Vital Strategies is a global public health organization that seeks to accelerate progress on the world’s most pressing health problems. Our team combines evidence-based strategies with innovation to help develop and implement sound public health policies, manage programs efficiently, strengthen data systems, conduct research, and design strategic communication campaigns for policy and behavior change.

To find out more, please visit www.vitalstrategies.org.

    Does UNGA Matter?

    Does UNGA Matter?

    UNGA, the United Nations General Assembly, sets policy for the United Nations. As we face generational challenges—rebuilding public health post-COVID, climate change, political instability—the successes and challenges of this global coordinating mechanism have come into focus.
    In this episode of the Public Health Power Hour we discuss“Does UNGA Matter?” and cover highlights from the United Nations General Assembly in New York over the past week.
    This episode features staff from our Policy Advocacy and Communication team at Vital Strategies, including:
    -Stephen Hamill, Vice President
    -Rebecca Perl, Vice President, Partnerships and Initiatives
    -Nandita Murukutla, Vice President, Global Policy and Research

    • 37 min
    Best of the Public Health Power Hour

    Best of the Public Health Power Hour

    Over the past year, the Public Health Power Hour podcast has featured leading voices in the public health space.
    In this special episode, Sandra Mullin, Senior Vice President, and Steve Hamill, Vice President of our Policy Advocacy and Communication team, reflect on segments from their favorite episodes in a roundup of moments you shouldn't miss on the state and future of public health.
    Issues covered include social reform and public health, vaccine equity, the toll of racism on health in American and women leadership in public health.

    • 28 min
    Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Health

    Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Health

    In her new book, Under the Skin:The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, award-winning writer Linda Villarosa argues that any effort to close the gap in health outcomes must also address the structural racism that underpins the U.S. health care system.
    She points to the adverse impact historical myths about Black bodies have had on policymaking and the way care is delivered. She displays the forces in the American health care system and in American society that cause Black people to “live sicker and die quicker” compared to their white counterparts.
    In a conversation with Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Villarosa discusses these and other issues her book brings to the fore, highlighting their relationship to the racial disparity still evident in our healthcare system and what can be done to address the resulting inequity and institutional racism.
    This episode features:
    Linda Villarosa, Author and Journalist Dr. Mary T. Bassett, New York State Commissioner of Health The discussion was moderated by Sandra Mullin, Senior Vice President, Policy Advocacy and Communication, Vital Strategies

    • 58 min
    What if...Tobacco Control Centered Equity?

    What if...Tobacco Control Centered Equity?

    According to The Tobacco Atlas, smoking prevalence is falling globally for the first time, but countries and people marginalized by the vestiges of colonialism, by racism, bias and other social determinants are due to suffer the greatest harm.
    They suffer a triple impact, as they are the least protected by health systems and policies, less likely to have access to health care, and are targeted by the tobacco industry.
    In this episode, we look at tobacco control and equity, with experts discussing what global, national and community strategies for tobacco control can look like when they address inequity.
    Panelists include:
    Rachel Kitonyo, Regional Manager Africa, McCabe Centre Andrew Waa, Research Fellow, Eru Pōmare Māori Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Otago This discussion was moderated by Steve Hamill, Vice President, Policy Advocacy and Communication, Vital Strategies.

    • 1 hr
    What if...Women Led Global Health?

    What if...Women Led Global Health?

    In this episode of the Public Health Power Hour, we discussed the impact women have when they have equal power, how COVID-19 has changed the landscape, systems and policies that can accelerate gender equity in global health leadership, and what aspiring women leaders should look for and demand in their careers.
    Panelists include:
    - Magda Robalo M.D, Global Managing Director, Women in Global Health
    - Kathleen Sherwin, Interim President & CEO, Women Deliver
    - Noelene Nabulivou, Executive Director, DIVA for Equality, Convenor, Women Defend Commons Network and Pacific Feminist Activist
    The discussion was moderated by Sandra Mullin, Senior Vice President, Policy Advocacy and Communication, Vital Strategies.

    • 57 min
    What if...Women's Health in Africa Centered Gender Equity?

    What if...Women's Health in Africa Centered Gender Equity?

    Women’s health means ensuring that women have access to healthy environments and quality health care throughout their lives, including care for important issues during their reproductive years such as safe motherhood and access to modern contraception, safe abortions and postabortion care.
    Women often face pervasive systemic bias and stigma that lead to challenges across the health spectrum that can prevent them from living long, healthy and prosperous lives.


    In this episode, our expert panelists discuss how COVID-19 has changed the landscape and how governments and civil society can take steps towards a future where gender equity is at the center of women’s health care.


    This episode features:
    - Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Lead, Merck for Mothers & AVP, Health Equity, Merck

    - Dr. Justine N. Bukenya, Medical Doctor and a Lecturer in the Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences at Makerere University
    - Dr. Onikepe Owolabi, Program Director, Data Driven Policy Initiative to Improve Women’s Health, Vital Strategies
    - Moderated by Deborah Charles, Senior Managing Editor at Devex

    • 1 hr

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